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The Infant (Les Infants Terribles Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Dark, macabre and thrilling, ‘Les Infants Terribles’ know how to put on a show. The stagecraft of this play puts it a cut above average; the sound is thrilling, and the carefully considered set with a black block, two doors and lights hanging low look creepy and enable slick scene changes. The play focuses of the paranoia of Samedi and Castogen – self appointed justice seekers – over a drawing they believe relates to terrorism, but which is actually the work of a four-year-old boy. The audience are drawn in as the characters lose all grip on reality. Witty and aesthetically excellent, Oliver Langley’s play draws your attention to the excesses of society. Good theatre is not one of them, so buy a ticket.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15, 16), 2.35pm (3.35pm), £9.00 – £11.00, fpp271.
tw rating 4/5